Archive - 2013 - News Article
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Student Council invited Little Turtle Elementary School students and staff to participate in the Annual Turkey Run â€” a Thanksgiving funds and food collection for disadvantaged families within the district and the Whitley County community.
LTES students were given a dual challenge this year â€” raise one more Turkey Run dinner than last year and see who could raise the most funds. The contest was between kindergartner, first and second grade classes against third through fifth grade classes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” One of Columbia Cityâ€™s new Rotarians Kent Turnbow, of Turnbow prosthetics in Columbia City, introduced Nick Rhoad from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency at a recent meeting.
Rhoad, a father of three and Allen County native, came to speak to the local Rotary Club on efficiency in government, especially in his area of the licensing of an estimated 470,000 Hoosiers who are required to have a Indiana State license to practice their profession.
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂâ€” Residents are paying taxes and dropping off aluminum tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Recently, members of the Faith Christian Academy brought in their donation â€” in a fish aquarium.
Drew Lortie, a student at FCA, brought the tabs in and was â€śhappyâ€ť to donate them to help kids and parents in need.
Faith Christian Academy is Whitley Countyâ€™s only non-denominational Christian school, operating since 1991. Tabs can be collected in many types of convenient containers, such as plastic baggies, buckets, water bottles and more.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Smith-Green Community Schools welcomed Rep. Dave Ober to tour the new construction that has been done for the districtâ€™s schools.
Ober, while visiting with Superintendent Galen Mast and Churubusco Junior/Senior High School Principal Jim Folland, said education issues are still of concern for the Statehouse.
SGCS recently received a grant for a school resource officer (SRO). Ober said SROs are useful for a variety of reasons.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s 4-H Club elected four directors at Thursday nightâ€™s annual meeting at the 4-H Center.
The newly-elected directors will serve three-year terms.
Laura Kyler, Bob McKown, Mindy Muchow and Jeremiah Ballard are the four new directors that will serve the nonprofit, which hosts the annual county fair.
McKown was re-elected to his directorâ€™s position. Ballard, Kyler and Muchow will replace departing directors Cathy Heritier, Chad Nix and Julie Johnson.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City is seeking consultants to possibly change a long-term plan for the cityâ€™s stormwater.
In previous City Council and Board of Works meetings, Columbia City officials decided to look into its options for the long-term plan of the cityâ€™s stormwater management.
After discussions, officials want to seek out possible improvements to the plan, which was approved by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) several years ago.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While Columbia Cityâ€™s Police Department has had second- and third-shift sergeants for several years, the duties of the first-shift sergeant have fallen on the captainâ€™s shoulders.
With the ever-chaging duties of the captainâ€™s position, officials decided first-shift officers needed the same consistency as their coworkers, and approved the promotion of a current officer to be the sergeant on first shift.
Doctor Clark â€śDocâ€ť Waterfall (left) talks with his Heart of Gold nominee, Bob Cornmesser (center) and Whitley County Community Foundation Director September McConnell. Cornmesser started the Heart of Gold awards program 18 years ago.
Whitley County Community Foundation Director September McConnell shared with attendees the â€śexcitingâ€ť things to come in 2014 for the foundation as well as the milestones reached in 2013 at the annual meeting Thursday night.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Fred and Betsy Eiler, of Frankfort, and representatives of World Missionary Press of New Paris, will speak at the Blue River Church of the Brethren Sunday.
The church is located at 3040 E. 700 North, Columbia City.
The Eilers will speak at the 9 a.m. Sunday School hour and the 10 a.m. worship hour.
A Thanksgiving carry-in meal will follow the morning service.
The Eilers visit churches around the country to show the work World Missionary Press is doing worldwide in providing free literature to Christians witnessing in many nations and cultures and languages.